SONG OF THE DAY The JB’s – The Grunt.


The Grunt is a funky dunky instrumental recorded in 1970 by James Brown’s band, The J.B’s!  It was released on the King label as a two-part single and was one of only two instrumental singles recorded by the original J.B’s lineup with Bootsy and Catfish Collins.  Apparently large parts of The Grunt’s melody and arrangement are borrowed (sadly uncredited) from The Isley Brothers’ Keep On Doin which was released the same year.

Part 1 of The Grunt appears on The J.B’s 1972 Food For Thought album and has been widely sampled by hip artists/producers including Public Enemy, Eric B. and Rakim, Jungle Brothers and The Black Eyed Peas.

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